West Virginia Rumors & News

  • West Virginia's Devin Williams To Declare For NBA Draft

    The Smoking Musket "Junior forward Devin Williams has declared he will forego his senior season and enter the 2016 NBA Draft. Devin led the Big 12 in double-doubles this season with 16 and was named to the 2nd Team All-Big 12 squad. Devin's final Big 12 game was superb, a 31-point outburst in a Conference Tournament..." March 29

  • Stephen F. Austin stuns West Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- "Press Virginia" was cut down by some Lumberjacks Friday at the Barclays Center. Stephen F. Austin, the 14th seed, knocked off third-seeded West Virginia 70-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's East Region. It was the Lumberjacks who caused havoc on defense and..." March 18

  • Graham takes Kansas to Big 12 title

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The beauty of Kansas basketball is the wealth of options in times of need. On Saturday, it was the turn of Devonte' Graham, the tournament's outstanding. Graham led the top-ranked Jayhawks with 27 points as they claimed the program's 10th tournament crown with a..." March 12

  • No. 9 West Virginia holds on after half-court heave disallowed

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said his team came to the Big 12 Tournament to not just play in the championship game but to win it. The Mountaineers have that chance, but just barely. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield sank a 3-point shot from just inside half-court at the..." March 12

  • No. 9 West Virginia 86, TCU 66

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- West Virginia had never won a Big 12 tournament game in the Mountaineers' first three appearances, but still had the goal of winning the championship entering the season. That goal is still in reach after the Mountaineers outslugged TCU 86-66 on Thursday in the..." March 10

  • No. 10 Mountaineers finish off No. 19 Bears

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- It can be difficult to tell if stone-faced West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is pleased or ticked off. But the West Virginia players could fly home from their final regular season game knowing their coach was at least smiling on the inside. The 10th-ranked Mountaineers finished..." March 05

  • No. 10 West Virginia powers past Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jaysean Paige contributed 15 points and five assists on Senior Night and No. 10 West Virginia's rebounding prowess was on full display in Wednesday's 90-68 romp over Texas Tech. Daxter Miles scored all of his 15 points on 3-pointers for the Mountaineers (23-7, 12-5 Big..." March 02

  • No, 14 West Virginia turns Paige on Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Jaysean Paige isn't a starter, technically. Still, the West Virginia guard plays starter minutes and provides starter impact. And Paige did all that again Saturday, leading the No. 14 Mountaineers past Oklahoma State 70-56 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Paige entered..." February 27

  • No. 13 West Virginia knocks out No. 17 Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Behind Jaysean Paige's career-high 34 points and Tarik Phillip's 22, No. 13 West Virginia's reserve guards delivered the knockout blows in a 97-87 win over No. 17 Iowa State on Monday. The Mountaineers (21-7, 10-5) enjoyed a massive 69-10 edge in bench scoring to sweep..." February 23

  • Hield helps No. 3 Sooners outwork West Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Guard Buddy Hield poured in 29 points and No. 3 Oklahoma outworked the Big 12's top rebounding team to grab a 76-62 win at No. 10 West Virginia on Saturday. "This game helped us get back our swagger," said Hield after the Sooners (21-6, 9-5) ended a two-game losing..." February 20

  • Davis sparks 24th-ranked Texas over No. 10 WVU

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- When the Texas Longhorns needed a lift on Tuesday against the 10th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers, it was freshman guard Eric Davis Jr. -- an unlikely source given his recent contributions -- who answered the call. Davis canned all four of his 3-point shots in a..." February 16

  • No. 10 West Virginia dismantles TCU

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Any concerns of a letdown coming from No. 10 West Virginia on Saturday against Big 12 bottom-feeder TCU were quickly dismissed. The Mountaineers avoided any possible disappointment by turning up their defensive pressure in a 73-42 victory over the Horned Frogs...." February 13

  • Jonathan Holton reinstated after 4-game suspension

    Metro News "Senior forward Jonathan Holton rejoined the West Virginia basketball team Thursday, following a suspension in which the Mountaineers split four games against top-30 RPI teams. Ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 in offensive rebounding percentage and leading his team in deflections, Holton was sidelined..." February 12

  • WVU’s Holton suspended indefinitely for violating team rules

    Charleston Gazette-Mail "West Virginia starting forward Jon Holton, the team’s most energetic performer and arguably its most consistent contributor in Big 12 play, has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. A press release announcing the suspension was sent at 9 p.m. Thursday. Huggins, who did not..." January 30

  • Huggins: 'I guess I don't care enough to change'

    ESPN "On Jan. 10, Bob Huggins' West Virginia Mountaineers were 17th in the country and staring down a tough week of conference games. Since then? They've downed the country's then-No. 1 team in a 74-63 win at home over Kansas and were an Oklahoma tip-in away from becoming the first team since 1990 to..." January 20

  • Bob Huggins has made $75,000 just for beating Kansas

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Winning basketball games is motivation enough for West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, but getting a nice bonus for beating a specific school has to give him a little extra oomph. The bonus is $25,000 and the specific school is Kansas. After the No. 11 Mountaineers knocked off the No. 1 Jayhawks..." January 13

  • West Virginia Senator Proposing Law to Make West Virginia Play Marshall

    The Big Lead "Marshall and West Virginia have a basketball rivalry that could be on the verge of ending. The Capital Classic has been played annually between the two schools in Charleston, West Virginia since 1978. With West Virginia holding a 33-11 edge in the series and having won five straight and 9 of the..." January 06

  • West Virginia Gets Commitment From Top Prospect Maciej Bender

    The Smoking Musket "The Mountaineers had two main targets to finish out the 2016 recruiting class. One of them, Sagaba Konate, committed last week. The other, Maciej Bender, committed this evening. It's safe to say it's been a great few days for WVU basketball. Just days after receiving a commitment from 6'8..." October 05

  • West Virginia freshman guard Bolden expected to miss entire season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "West Virginia freshman James “Beetle” Bolden is expected to miss the season after suffering a torn ACL and sprained MCL in his right knee Saturday, the school announced Monday. Bolden, a 6-foot point guard from Covington, Ky., averaged 10.7 points in three games during WVU's August to the..." September 15

  • NCAA approves TyQuane Goard's transfer to West Virginia

    The Score "Dismissed Marshall forward TyQuane Goard has been added to the West Virginia men's basketball team roster after having his transfer waiver approved by the NCAA, the Mountaineers announced Friday. The 6-foot-7, 210-pound senior is a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for his new team..." July 25

  • Bob Huggins doesn't like the new rule changes in college hoops

    CBS Sports "College basketball's myriad rule changes for next season don't have every coach singing praises of the new game to come. Among them: Vintage college hoops grouser Bob Huggins. West Virginia's coach isn't all about that new style of play, really. Huggins said the following on Monday's Big 12..." June 23

  • Huggins Announces Signing of Lamont West

    West Virginia Illustrated "West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced the signing of Lamont West to a national letter of intent for the 2015-16 academic year. West, a 6-foot-8, 205 pound forward from Cincinnati, Ohio, recently graduated from Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Georgia. He will have..." May 19

  • Huggins announces junior forward BillyDee Williams is transferring

    Metro News "Junior small forward BillyDee Williams is leaving the West Virginia basketball program after one season. Coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer late Monday night via email to reporters. “BillyDee and I met, and we mutually agreed that he should transfer to another school for his senior..." April 14

  • Tyler Ulis says disrespected Kentucky was out to crush West Virginia's spirit

    Yahoo! Sports "If it seemed like Kentucky was out to destroy West Virginia's confidence, it's because they were. Addressing West Virginia freshman guard Daxter Miles Jr.'s pregame guarantee that NCAA basketball's lone remaining unbeaten was "gonna be 36-1" after Thursday's Sweet 16 showdown, Kentucky freshman..." March 28

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    West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. on UK: “I give them them their props. Salute them to getting to 36-0. But tomorrow they’re gonna be 36-1.”

  • WVU, not UK, buzzing most in Louisville

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Facebook reports that 14 million of its users have generated 32 million posts related to the NCAA tournament since Selection Sunday. And of those in Jefferson County, more are about West Virginia -- Kentucky's next opponent -- than the Wildcats themselves. Ah, the rivalry. In a map sprinkled..." March 25

  • Daughter of Bob Huggins apologizes for rape jokes about Dez Wells

    Washington Post "Shortly after West Virginia’s 69-59 win over Maryland Sunday night in the NCAA tournament, two daughters of Mountaineers Coach Bob Huggins tweeted out rape-related jokes in regard to the Terps’ Dez Wells. Jenna Leigh Huggins subsequently deleted those tweets from her account, but here is a..." March 24

  • West Virginia coach's daughters taunt Maryland's Wells with rape remarks

    The Score "The daughters of West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins decided it was appropriate to attack Maryland guard Dez Wells on Twitter following the Mountaineers' 69-59 victory over the Terrapins on Sunday. Jenna Leigh Huggins, who later made her Twitter account private, made rape-related remarks..." March 23

  • Bob Huggins Says He Doesn’t Wear Suits When He Coaches Because He’s Not A Banker

    College Spun "When West Virginia takes on Maryland in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 tomorrow, Mountaineer head coach Bob Huggins will be wearing his customary sideline gear. Unlike almost every other coach that wears a shirt and tie, Huggins prefers a windbreaker emblazoned with a WVU logo. Sometimes he wears..." March 22

  • West Virginia signs 5-year-old to basketball team for Make-A-Wish

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Nick Wince is only five years old but he's the newest member of the West Virginia basketball team. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, Wince spent much of Tuesday hanging out at the Mountaineers facility. The 5-year-old, who is battling hypoplastic left heart syndrome, got to hang out with coach Bob..." February 24

  • West Virginia forward Watkins apologizes for obscene gesture

    Fox Sports Southwest "West Virginia forward Brandon Watkins issued an apology for directing an obscene gesture toward Texas Tech players during Saturday's win in Morgantown. "I would like to apologize to Coach Smith and the Texas Tech basketball team for my obscene gesture in Saturday's game," Watkins said in a..." February 03

  • Black hat doesn't necessarily fit West Virginia coach Bob Huggins

    Fox Sports "The villain has a bit of a limp. He lurks in his castle, which overlooks the forest, not far from the mountains. A fireplace, turned off now since it’s a perfect late-summer morning in the Great Appalachian Valley, divides his office in half. It’s less office than throne, really, modeled after the..." October 21

  • South Charleston’s Knapper commits to WVU for basketball

    The Charleston Gazette "Brandon Knapper, the South Charleston junior point guard and one of the state’s top basketball players, headed to Morgantown this weekend to make an unofficial visit to West Virginia University. But he didn’t want to wait any longer to join coach Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers. On Saturday,..." September 23

  • Esa Ahmad commits to play basketball at West Virginia

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "West Virginia has landed one of Northeast Ohio's biggest prizes. On Wednesday, Shaker Heights senior Esa Ahmad announced that he has committed to play basketball for the Mountaineers. In Ahmad, who is ranked No. 41 in the Class of 2015 by ESPN.com, West Virginia will be getting a 6-foot-8,..." September 10

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Wheeling Central’s Harler commits to WVU for 2016

    Metro News "Chase Harler, who last March carried Wheeling Central to the Class A state championship as a sophomore, became West Virginia’s first 2016 basketball commitment on Sunday. The 6-foot-3 guard’s pledge was first reported by Rivals writer Keenan Cummings of WVSports.com, and Harler subsequently..." August 05

  • Raleigh native Terry Henderson transferring to N.C. State from West Virginia

    Fay Observer "West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson committed to N.C. State on Tuesday night, picking the Wolfpack over Maryland and Richmond. Henderson, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard, will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-15 season. He started 11 games as a West Virginia..." June 25

  • Eron Harris transfers to Michigan St.

    ESPN "Michigan State has added West Virginia transfer Eron Harris. The 6-foot-3 sophomore wing and Indianapolis native, who averaged 17.2 points this past season for Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers, chose the Spartans over Michigan and Purdue. Harris was slated to visit Michigan this past..." June 09

  • Report: West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson to visit Maryland

    CSN Baltimore "In the wake of a list of departures from the Maryland program that has now reached five names, the Terrapins are in need of replacements to backfill those scholarship spots on the roster. Head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff have now zeroed in on, among others, West Virginia transfer Terry..." May 26

  • Report: Michigan courting West Virginia transfer Eron Harris

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball coach John Beilein this week refused to say that next season’s roster is complete and mentioned that there is one scholarship still available. Apparently, he knew what was coming. West Virginia transfer Eron Harris is on U-M’s radar, according to a tweet from espn.com’s..." May 07

  • West Virginia scoring guard Eron Harris transferring

    CBS Sports "After a breakout sophomore season, West Virginia guard Eron Harris has decided to transfer. “I have enjoyed my time at West Virginia University the past two years, but I want to transfer closer to home,” Harris said in a statement. “I want to be closer to my family, especially being around my..." March 24

  • Georgetown 77, West Virginia 65

    ProSportsDaily "D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 23 of his season-high 32 points in the second half as the host Hoyas downed their former Big East rival in the first round of the NIT. Smith-Rivera shot 7-for-10 from the field after halftime following a 2-for-7 start, sparking Georgetown (18-14) on a pair of big..." March 19

  • Texas 66, West Virginia 49

    ProSportsDaily "Jonathan Holmes had 20 points and seven rebounds as the Longhorns rolled to an easy victory over the Mountaineers in the Big 12 quarterfinals in Kansas City. Javan Felix added 16 points and six assists as third-seeded Texas (23-9) advances to meet seventh-seeded Baylor (23-10) in Friday’s..." March 14

  • West Virginia withstands Wiggins' 41 points, upsets No. 8 Kansas 92-86

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Its NCAA chances all but gone, West Virginia showed it still has some fight left in a lackluster season. West Virginia built a 25-point lead and had to withstand 41 points by freshman Andrew Wiggins and a furious comeback by No. 8 Kansas to upset the Jayhawks, 92-86, in their Big 12..." March 09

  • Oklahoma 72, West Virginia 62

    ProSportsDaily "Cameron Clark had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Sooners pulled away from the visiting Mountaineers in the final 10 minutes. Buddy Hield made four 3-pointers and scored 13 points for Oklahoma (22-8, 11-6 Big 12), which remains in a second-place tie with Texas heading into its regular-season..." March 06

  • West Virginia 81, Texas Christian 59

    ProSportsDaily "Eron Harris scored 18 points as the host Mountaineers used a big second half to snap a three-game losing streak and hand the Horned Frogs their 16th consecutive loss. Juwan Staten added 17 points for West Virginia (16-13, 8-8 Big 12) and Nathan Adrian had 14 points as the Mountaineers outscored..." March 02

  • Iowa St. 83, West Virginia 66

    ProSportsDaily "Georges Niang led the way with 24 points as the Cyclones topped the visiting Mountaineers to avenge a loss from earlier this month. Niang also contributed seven rebounds and four assists for Iowa State (22-5, 10-5 Big 12), which has won four games in a row since losing to West Virginia by 25..." February 27

  • Iowa State ready for another fight with West Virginia - just not the 'Kung Fu' kind

    Des Moines Register "Monte Morris swears there’s no revenge on his mind for what one media outlet called a “Kung Fu Fight.” Ballers from Michigan, like Morris, are tough. Getting punched in the head while attempting a layup has been part of his life. He could have even been the one dealing the blow, back in the..." February 26

  • Baylor 88, West Virginia 75

    ProSportsDaily "Royce O'Neale rode a perfect shooting performance to a career high-tying 22 points as the visiting Bears pulled ahead late and held on to beat the Mountaineers. O'Neale, who came into the game averaging just six points per contest, went 8-for-8 from the floor - including 4-of-4 from beyond the..." February 23

  • Texas drops West Virginia, 88-71, to pick up 20th win of season

    Dallas Morning News "West Virginia came to Texas on a roll, surging upward in the Big 12 as perhaps the most dangerous team to play over the second half of the conference season. The Mountaineers ran into a Longhorns team that has been the surprise of the season and just now seems to be hitting its stride on both..." February 16